Peugeot BB1 Concept

Unveiled at the 63rd Frankfurt Motor Show, the Peugeot BB1 Concept car is a fully electric vehicle capable of seating four people in a vehicle just 2.5 meters long. The idea of the BB1 Concept was to tackle all issues of the modern world faced by people on a daily basis in order to offer maximum versatility in a compact size and be dynamic and maneuverable (3.5m turning circle).

The car’s extremely compact design is possible through, among other things, the elimination of foot pedals: The driver controls the vehicle in a vertical position, using hand controls.

The Peugeot BB1 Concept’s electric drive system is fitted with electric motors in the rear wheels, maximizing interior space. It draws its inspiration from the world of the quad bike, with a maximum power output of 15 kW (20hp)—or 7.5 kW per motor. Its characteristics give it the best possible response at start-up (0 to 30 kph in 2.8 seconds) and excellent in-gear acceleration (30-60 kph in 4 seconds).

The lithium-ion batteries provide immediate power, and have a comfortable range of 120 km (75 miles). The two battery packs are fitted under the rear seats; this location between the two front and rear wheels helps center the vehicle weight and benefits stability, especially during braking.

The BB1 is based on a tubular chassis designed by Peugeot Motorcycles. It includes all normal vehicle dynamic systems: electric power steering, suspension (double-wishbone front and rear suspension), friction damper spring assemblies - granting the vehicle a level of road-holding to match the vehicle's performance, its urban nature and drivability and safety levels worthy of the Peugeot Marque.

The body is made up of a very light carbon structure, designed to wrap around the passenger compartment, which helps bring the BB1 in at under 600 kg, batteries included.

Source: Peugeot press

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